Authors - Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955) was a German theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. While best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. - Wikipedia

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Quote 188by Anonymous on 20/12/2010

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
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    Quote 203by Anonymous on 21/12/2010

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
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      Quote 297by Anonymous on 26/12/2010

      The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
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        Quote 499by Anonymous on 04/01/2011

        There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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          Quote 503by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

          You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...no we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.
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            Quote 744by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

            When the solution is simple, God is answering.
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              Quote 920by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

              Great spirits have always encountered violent oppostion from mediocre minds.
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                Quote 931by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                I want to know God's thoughts...the rest are details.
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                  Quote 995by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                  The more I study science, the more I believe in God.
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                    Quote 1010by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

                    The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
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                      Quote 1095by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

                      How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
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                        Quote 1104by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

                        The man who regards life as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life.
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                          Quote 1107by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

                          Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
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                            Quote 1382by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

                            In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
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                              Quote 1470by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

                              How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.
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                                Quote 1861by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                                When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
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                                  Quote 1875by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                                  If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
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                                    Quote 1920by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

                                    It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.
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                                      Quote 2057by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                                      We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
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                                        Quote 2114by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                                        Information is not knowledge.
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                                          Quote 2122by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                                          If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
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                                            Quote 2261by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

                                            When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth.
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                                              Quote 2266by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

                                              As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it.
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                                                Quote 2275by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

                                                It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
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                                                  Quote 2314by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

                                                  The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
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                                                    Quote 2408by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                                                    No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
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                                                      Quote 2452by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

                                                      Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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                                                        Quote 2499by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                                                        The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
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                                                          Quote 2760by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                          A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
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                                                            Quote 2784by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                            The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenatrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sent iment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself amoung profoundly religious men.
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                                                              Quote 2814by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                              Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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                                                                Quote 2830by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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                                                                  Quote 2834by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                  It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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                                                                    Quote 2847by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                    If A is a success in life, than A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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                                                                      Quote 2883by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                                                      As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
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                                                                        Quote 3125by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                                                                        Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning.
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                                                                          Quote 3197by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                          Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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                                                                            Quote 3330by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                            The laws of gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
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                                                                              Quote 3345by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                              The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
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                                                                                Quote 3385by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                                Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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                                                                                  Quote 3409by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                                                  Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
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                                                                                    Quote 3468by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                                                    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
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                                                                                      Quote 3478by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                                                      Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action!
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                                                                                        Quote 3563by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                                                                                        Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
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                                                                                          Quote 3671by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                                          I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
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                                                                                            Quote 3698by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                                            But could not our situation be compared to one of a menacing epidemic? People are unable to view this situation in its true light, for their eyes are blinded by passion. General fear and anxiety create hatred and aggressiveness. The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as unpatriotic.
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                                                                                              Quote 3855by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                                                              The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
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                                                                                                Quote 3969by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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                                                                                                  Quote 3980by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                  Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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                                                                                                    Quote 3987by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                    The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
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                                                                                                      Quote 4040by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                                                      Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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                                                                                                        Quote 4110by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

                                                                                                        God is clever, but not dishonest.
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                                                                                                          Quote 4136by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                                          Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
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                                                                                                            Quote 4158by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                                            To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty...this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
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                                                                                                              Quote 4171by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                                              Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
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                                                                                                                Quote 4483by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

                                                                                                                It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
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                                                                                                                  Quote 4568by Anonymous on 23/02/2011

                                                                                                                  God does not play dice with the universe.
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                                                                                                                    Quote 4608by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                                                                                    Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
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                                                                                                                      Quote 4758by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                                                                                                      We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
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                                                                                                                        Quote 4771by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                                                                                                        Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
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                                                                                                                          Quote 4788by Anonymous on 28/02/2011

                                                                                                                          The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
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                                                                                                                            Quote 5791by Anonymous on 28/08/2011

                                                                                                                            Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
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                                                                                                                              Quote 6079by Anonymous on 13/09/2011

                                                                                                                              Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
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                                                                                                                                Quote 6587by Anonymous on 01/10/2011

                                                                                                                                At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
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                                                                                                                                  Quote 6764by Anonymous on 07/10/2011

                                                                                                                                  The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
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                                                                                                                                    Quote 6803by Anonymous on 09/10/2011

                                                                                                                                    If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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                                                                                                                                      Quote 6825by Anonymous on 10/10/2011

                                                                                                                                      Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
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                                                                                                                                        Quote 6958by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

                                                                                                                                        The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
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                                                                                                                                          Quote 8422by Anonymous on 11/05/2012

                                                                                                                                          It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
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                                                                                                                                            Quote 8455by Anonymous on 14/05/2012

                                                                                                                                            Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
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                                                                                                                                              Quote 8545by Anonymous on 18/05/2012

                                                                                                                                              The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
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                                                                                                                                                Quote 8792by Anonymous on 29/05/2012

                                                                                                                                                Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
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                                                                                                                                                  Quote 8887by Anonymous on 03/06/2012

                                                                                                                                                  The only source of knowledge is experience.
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                                                                                                                                                    Quote 9075by Anonymous on 16/06/2012

                                                                                                                                                    True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
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                                                                                                                                                      Quote 9592by Anonymous on 05/08/2012

                                                                                                                                                      The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
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                                                                                                                                                        Quote 9653by Anonymous on 12/08/2012

                                                                                                                                                        Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
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                                                                                                                                                          Quote 10115by Anonymous on 13/09/2012

                                                                                                                                                          The environment is everything that isn't me.
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                                                                                                                                                            Quote 10419by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                                                                                                                                                            When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
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                                                                                                                                                              Quote 10669by Anonymous on 18/10/2012

                                                                                                                                                              That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
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                                                                                                                                                                Quote 11063by Anonymous on 20/11/2012

                                                                                                                                                                Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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                                                                                                                                                                  Quote 11994by Anonymous on 11/02/2013

                                                                                                                                                                  The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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                                                                                                                                                                    Quote 12021by Anonymous on 16/02/2013

                                                                                                                                                                    It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
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                                                                                                                                                                      Quote 12775by Anonymous on 19/05/2013

                                                                                                                                                                      The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
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                                                                                                                                                                        Quote 12839by Anonymous on 26/05/2013

                                                                                                                                                                        Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
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                                                                                                                                                                          Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
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